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Koreas pledge peaceful end to nuclear crisis

MORE TALKING Although the countries could not agree on multilateral talks, they said they would find an appropriate dialogue format to resolve the issue

AFP , SEOUL

Seoul's intelligence chief said on Wednesday that the North had recently conducted some 70 high-explosive tests linked to nuclear weapons development and already reprocessing some of its 8,000 spent fuel rods that can yield weapons-grade plutonium.

Japan's Kyodo news agency reported yesterday that US intelligence has confirmed that North Korea has reprocessed spent nuclear fuel rods.

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